Crochet convertible fingerless mittens are a versatile accessory that combines the warmth of mittens with the practicality of fingerless gloves. These mittens are designed to keep your hands cozy while allowing your fingers to remain free for activities that require dexterity, such as texting, typing, or crafting. The unique feature of these mittens is their ability to transform from fingerless gloves to full mittens, giving you the option to cover your fingers when the cold becomes more intense.
The mittens are typically crocheted using a soft and warm yarn, making them not only functional but also stylish. They often feature a ribbed or textured pattern for a snug fit and added visual appeal. The convertible aspect is achieved through a fold-over flap that can be secured in place using buttons, snaps, or other fastening methods.
Skill Level: Intermediate
- Worsted weight yarn in your choice of color
- Crochet hook appropriate for the yarn size
- Buttons or snaps for securing the flap (2 per mitten)
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends
- Ch: Chain
- Sc: Single crochet
- Hdc: Half double crochet
- Dc: Double crochet
- Sl st: Slip stitch
Pattern: (Note: This is a basic pattern guideline. Adjust the size and stitches as needed to fit your hand.)
- Ribbed Cuff: Ch 8. Starting in the second ch from hook, hdc across. (7 hdc) Ch 1, turn.
- Repeat Row 2: Hdc across, working in the back loops only. Ch 1, turn.
- Repeat Row 2: Continue ribbing until the cuff fits comfortably around your wrist. Ch 1, turn.
- Hand: Switch to regular hdc (working through both loops). Hdc in each st across. Ch 2, turn.
- Thumb Opening: Hdc in the first st, ch 2, skip the next 2 sts, hdc in the remaining sts. Ch 2, turn.
- Hand: Hdc across. Ch 2, turn.
- Repeat Row 6: Continue until the piece covers your palm and reaches the base of your fingers. Do not fasten off.
- Flap Base: Ch 8. Starting in the second ch from hook, hdc across. (7 hdc) Ch 2, turn.
- Hdc Increase Row: 2 hdc in the first st, hdc in the next 5 sts, 2 hdc in the last st. Ch 2, turn.
- Repeat Row 2: Hdc in each st across, increasing by 2 hdc at the beginning and end of the row.
- Buttonhole Row: Hdc in the first st, ch 2, skip the next 3 sts, hdc in the next st, hdc in the last st. Ch 2, turn.
- Hdc Decrease Row: Hdc2tog, hdc in the next 3 sts, hdc2tog. Ch 2, turn.
- Repeat Row 5: Hdc2tog, hdc in the next st, hdc2tog. Ch 2, turn.
- Buttonhole Row: Hdc in the first st, ch 2, hdc in the next st, ch 2, hdc in the last st. Ch 2, turn.
- Hdc Decrease Row: Hdc2tog twice. Fasten off.
- With right sides facing, fold the mitten in half and sew the side seams using the yarn needle.
- Attach buttons or snaps to the flap and the mitten body, aligning them so the flap can be securely folded over the fingers.
Repeat the pattern for the second mitten.
Remember, this is a basic pattern guideline. You can customize the size, stitches, and design to your liking. Enjoy your cozy and versatile crochet convertible fingerless mittens!